Observations from Thursday's Titans Practice


NASHVILLE – The Titans hit the field at Saint Thomas Sports Park on Thursday for the fifth practice of training camp open to media.

Here's a look at what stood out:

-Quarterback Ryan Tannehill produced a deep ball right out of the gate in team drills when he connected with receiver Adam Humphries downfield. Tannehill also paired with receiver A.J. Brown on a beautiful touchdown pass in a red zone period. Those were just two of several nice throws by No. 17 on the day. But Tannehill also threw his first two interceptions in camp. Keep reading to find out who got 'em.

-Running back Derrick Henry made several nice runs again on Thursday, and part of his regular routine has been getting a lot of extra conditioning work in during portions of practice when he's not going through drills.

-Quarterback Trevor Siemian, who signed with the Titans on Wednesday, practiced for the first time with his new teammates. Siemian was mostly on-target, and he connected on passes to Rashard Davis and Mason Kinsey during a team period. Linebacker Cale Garrett deflected one of his passes later in the period, resulting in an incompletion.

-Quarterback Logan Woodside completed passes to running back Darrynton Evans and receiver Rashard Davis during a team period, but he overthrew tight end Anthony Firkser on another play downfield. Woodside fired a bullet to tight end MyCole Pruitt earlier in practice, and later he connected with receiver Cameron Batson for a touchdown in a 7-on-7 period.

-Running back Darrynton Evans continues to flash with his speed. He caught a screen pass later in practice, and in a game would've turned it into a 70-yard score. I know this because he blew by defenders while racing down the sideline.

-Tight end Jonnu Smith made catches on back-to-back plays during a 7-on-7 period.

-Linebacker Rashaan Evans continues to make noise with his helmet and pads. He's been physical in camp.

-Fullback Khari Blasingame made a great block on cornerback Malcolm Butler on a Derrick Henry run.

-Safety Kevin Byard intercepted a high Tannehill pass that went off the fingertips of receiver A.J. Brown. Byard was in the right place to make the play, and he took off the other way. Byard later made a nice break-up on a Tannehill pass intended for Kalif Raymond.

-Tannehill tried to connect with Raymond again downfield on a deep ball, but the pass was underthrown, and cornerback Malcolm Butler hauled it in for the pick. Butler came down hard on the play and stayed down for a bit on the sideline, but he appeared to be OK.

-Kicker Greg Joseph was 4-of-5 in a field goal period, and he's now 19-of-20 in camp. Kicker Tucker McCann was also 4-of-5, and he's now 17-of-20 on his opportunities.

-Big rookie tackle Isaiah Wilson did a solid job blocking outside backer D'Andre Walker on his rush in team drills.

-Cornerback Adoree' Jackson made a nice breakup on another pass intended for Raymond.

-Linebacker Harold Landry made a nice play in coverage while defending tight end Geoff Swaim, who joined the team on Wednesday. Swaim, who is listed at 6-4, 260, is big guy.

-Linebacker Wyatt Ray has flashed with several nice defensive plays in camp.

-Receiver Rashard Davis has made a number of plays, but he let a catchable pass escape his grasp late in practice.

-Corey Davis doesn't look like a guy who missed time at the beginning of camp -- he's put together several solid days in a row. Davis made a nice juggling catch in 1-on-1 drills, and he made a nice catch on a Tannehill pass in the final team period of the day.

-Kenneth Durden, who had to picks in a practice earlier this week, got my attention with his physicality.

-Defensive lineman Jack Crawford practiced for the first time after being removed from the Reserve/COVID-19 list earlier in the day.

-Raymond looked fine after missing Tuesday's session.

-Safety Kenny Vaccaro, linebacker Kamalei Correa and defensive back Kareem Orr did not practice.

-Linebacker Vic Beasley and linebacker Josh Smith still aren't practicing. Beasley remains on the Non-Football injury list, and Smith remain on the team's Reserve-COVID 19 list.

-The Titans will practice on Friday at Nissan Stadium (closed to fans).

Next practice: Friday, 11 am-1 p.m.

Titans players take the field for training camp on Thursday at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Donald Page)

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